Open access. To examine how often referring community mental health teams (CMHTs) utilised treatment recommendations made by the national highly specialised service for patients with severe obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD) and body dysmorphic disorder (BDD). We analysed all patient notes for admissions to the unit (August 2012–August 2014) and recorded how many treatment recommendations were implemented by CMHTs prior to admission and at 6 months post-discharge.
There is consensus about the importance of ‘recovery’ in mental health services, but the link between recovery orientation of mental health teams and personal recovery of individuals has been underresearched.
Aims: To investigate differences in team leader, clinician and service user perspectives of recovery orientation of community adult mental health teams in England. You can request a copy of this article by replying to this email. Please ensure you are clear which article you are requesting.
Families, Systems, & Health34.3 (Sep 2016): 250-259.
Introduction: Cognitive–behavioral and mindfulness-based interventions are established treatments for depressive and anxiety disorders; however, there is a lack of research for these interventions in primary care settings. The current study evaluates an evidence-based group intervention provided to primary care patients with a variety of mood and anxiety concerns. To read the full article, log in using your NHS OpenAthens details.
In 2014, BSMHFT and Public Health Commissioners in Solihull began a trial to reach out to people living poor mental health to deliver NHS Health Checks as part of their mental health care, with astonishing results.
[US study so results may not be transferable to UK] While cell phone ownership is common among people with SMI, their adoption of smartphone technology lags behind that of the general population primarily due to cost barriers. Efforts to use mHealth in these populations need to recognize current mobile ownership patterns while planning for anticipated expansion of new technologies to poor populations as cost barriers are reduced in the coming years. You can request a copy of this article by replying to this email. Please be clear which article you are requesting.
In an initiative supported by both 2gether NHS Foundation Trust and NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group, the premises will enable adults to access support, therapy and advice for up to two weeks.
Dr Donna Lovell, Chief Executive Officer of Swindon Mind, said: “We have experience of running a similar wellbeing house in another part of the country. The service can prove to be a lifeline for people who might be experiencing the early stages of mental health crisis or for those who are experiencing emotional distress.
“We have learnt that sometimes people in emotional distress require a temporary place to stay away from their home but that a hospital environment or medical intervention is not always the best option.
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust and mental health charity Mind in Cambridgeshire have teamed up to offer a new safe haven for those experiencing a mental heath crisis in Peterborough.
The Sanctuary will open on Monday, 19 September to allow people to get practical and emotional support.
The move marks the start of the latest stage of the Urgent and Emergency Care Vanguard programme in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.
NHS organisations together with local authorities, police and representatives from the third sector have combined to launch a number of projects aimed at improving the way urgent mental health care is delivered and to reduce the pressures on accident and emergency departments.
Early intervention for psychosis (EIP) is a model of service delivery that aims to support young people with first-episode psychosis by providing the best available treatments, supporting recovery and preventing relapse. In this editorial, we review the evidence for EIP, how the model has developed since its inclusion in the NHS policy implementation guideline for mental health in 2001, challenges and areas of ongoing debate, and future development. You can request a copy of this article by replying to this email. Please ensure you are clear which article you are requesting.
Health services face the challenges created by complex problems, and so need complex intervention solutions. However they also experience ongoing difficulties in translating findings from research in this area in to quality improvement changes on the ground. BounceBack was a service development innovation project which sought to examine this issue through the implementation and evaluation in a primary care setting of a novel complex intervention.
The project was a collaboration between a local mental health charity, an academic unit, and GP practices. The aim was to translate the charity’s model of care into practice-based evidence describing delivery and impact. Normalisation Process Theory (NPT) was used to support the implementation of the new model of primary mental health care into six GP practices. An integrated process evaluation evaluated the process and impact of care in northern England..
This paper describes crisis resolution/home treatment (CRHT) teams, which are part of mental health services in the United Kingdom. CRHT is expected to assist individuals in building resilience and work within a recovery approach. Login using your SSSFT NHS OpenAthens for full text. SSOTP - You can request a copy of this article by replying to this email. Please ensure you are clear which article you are requesting.
In the UK, the closure of ‘long-stay’ hospitals was accompanied by the development of community teams (CTs) to support people with intellectual disabilities (IDs) to live in community settings. The self-reported experiences of staff working in such teams have been neglected. Login using your SSSFT NHS OpenAthens for full text. SSOTP - You can request a copy of this article by replying to this email. Please ensure you are clear which article you are requesting.
“These local hubs mean we’re bringing our service into the local community close to where people live, making it as easy as possible for them to get the help and support they need.”
He added: “We’re developing a timetable of activities at all our hubs including group and one-to-one work, arts and crafts, as well as mutual aid groups using our acclaimed volunteer and peer mentor programme.
“We’re also able to offer links to local gyms, health and fitness, education and employment opportunities via our employment and education workers.”
A 12 month pilot will see mental health professionals from Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust based at the Rochdale Police Station.
They will work alongside a dedicated police co-ordinator to help identify and engage with people with mental health needs who routinely come into contact with the police services.
The experience of having human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is often associated with co-occurring mental health issues. Community mental health services are an important source of support for persons with HIV living in the community. Persons with intellectual disability (ID) are vulnerable to HIV and may have unique support needs beyond those without ID receiving community care. This study compared support needs of men with HIV in community mental health programmes, with and without ID. Login using your SSSFT NHS OpenAthens for full text. SSOTP - You can request a copy of this article by replying to this email. Please ensure you are clear which article you are requesting.
MCRRT partners a police officer with an experienced mental
health crisis worker and differs from typical secondary response
crisis services in that the team is dispatched and responds to 911 crisis calls as first responders. Login at top righthand side of page using your SSSFT NHS Athens for full text . SSOTP -You can request a copy of this article by replying to this email. Please be clear which article you are requesting.
This article reviews the family foster care model practised in the small Belgian town of Geel. A historical introduction is followed by a description of a family foster care project in its current form. Issues are raised as to whether the current culture of care pathways, managed care, payment by results and an emphasis on ‘cure’ are conducive to recovery as promoted by the recovery model. Finally, the lessons from Geel are summarised and it is argued that there is much that can be learned from this way of working to support the recovery movement.
Recent years have seen a substantial increase in the use of crisis resolution home treatment (CRHT) teams as an alternative to psychiatric in-patient admission. We discuss the functions of these services and their effectiveness. Our research suggests high rates of suicide in patients under CRHT. Specific strategies need to be developed to improve patient safety in this setting